If you have lost someone significant and are finding it hard to cope, it may be helpful to speak to someone. You aren't alone. There's lots of help on hand. Here are some helplines and on line chat you can contact, with trained counsellors at the end of the line.  Pick up the phone. They're ready to help.

The NHS has set up an emergency helpline for anyone whose loved one has died in hospital. To speak with a trained nurse call 0800 2600 400. The helpline is open 8am to 8pm daily.

Contact GriefChat to 'Chat' live on line anonymously to a trained grief counsellor. Using GriefChat is free of charge and is open Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (UK time) to grieving or bereaved people. 

Cruse Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The number is 0808 808 1677​

The Cruse Helpline operates the following hours;

Monday: 9.30am-5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am-8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-8pm
Thursday: 9.30am-8pm
Friday: 9.30am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 2pm

Key Worker, Emergency Services worker, Care worker, Health worker? Call FRONTLINE 116 123 to talk

National Bereavement Partnership provides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service for all those suffering from anxiety, grief or mental health issues as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The helpline number is 0800 448 0800 and SMS helpline 07860 022814

Samaritans helpline: Phone 116 123 24 hours a day.  Available to talk at any time of the day or night if you are feeling unable to cope with any situation.  Welsh speakers are also available to support you between 7am and 11pm.

Under 19? Call Childline on 0800 11 11 for 24-hour confidential support to children and young people for any reason or cause.

LGBTQ Scotland Helpline: Helpline telephone: 0300 123 2523Open Tuesday & Wednesday between 12 - 9pm, Thursday & Sunday 1-6pm